October 4th, 2008
|07:48 am - Winter draws on|
Have you put your central heating on yet?
It isn't autumn here
|Date:||October 4th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)|| |
I've promised myself I'll hold out through October, but I am using an electric blanket as I can't cope with sleeping cold.
I thought I'd hold out longer too. If it gets warmer I'll pop it off again. The other night I couldn't find a hot water bottle (and H was out on a music thing) so I lay awake with cold feet, and I switched it on the next day.
I was very tempted this week, but as I'm just about to go away for a week I made do with a jumper.
Yes, it must be great to jet off to warm countries all the time (except I couldn't do your job for the world because I'm so scared of flying)
|Date:||October 4th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)|| |
None of the above - it goes on and off with the ever-altering temperature...
We used not to even have a thermostat so you had to manually switch the whole thing on and off - but we got a whole new system last January, so this is the first year I am using it on that basis. I'm not sure what temperature to set the thermostat, really. I've got it just above 20 at the moment, but I think that might be a bit high.
I don't usually feel the cold, but it has been bloody freezing here the past week.
Yes, that's what made me think of the poll, I feel the weather has suddenly flipped
You didn't have an option for "I don't have central heating". 8-P
No. It's petty rare not to have it these days, in a country that gets chilly (I won't say cold) as we do. I suppose really cold days are so rare over there that you an manage without. When I was a child nobody had central heating, and only one room of the house was warm in winter.
It's spring here. You can tell, because it's cold and the sky is grey, and it's raining. That's spring in eastern Australia.
It was like that most of the summer over here - worst summer I can remember
We've had it on a few times in the evening, but I turned it on yesterday afternoon. I can't sit at a desk and work, no matter how many clothes I wear, if it's 15oC or below.
I actually find it harder to tolerate the cold now, when we're in transition, than I do when it's the middle of winter. I have Reynauds Disease and at this time of year seem always to be be struggling with numb, white hands and feet.
I know what you mean about feeling colder now than in winter. I think it's because our behaviour hasn't adjusted fully yet? Like the clothes I'm planning to wear and so on.
But we are in a council building where it is turned on all at once - except for in our flat, where something with the switch is wrong, and we have to phone someone to come out and turn it on. If it wasn't for that I think I would have turned it on yesterday.
Actually because it's the first autumn we've lived here, the central heating has never been turned on. I should probably check it works.
I have wall heaters, actually. But I haven't fired them up yet, either. It hasn't even quite gotten cold enough here yet for me to close my windows at night.
You are in the American South-West? I was going to say I didn't know it got cold there, but I lie. Some of it is quite high isn't it, with snow? I know from detective novels.
October 2nd ours went on, although there were a few days in September when we came close.
Not yet. I'm determined to hold out for a while - haven't been cold at night yet.
I've been putting the heating on for a couple of hours and then switching it off, but have had to put it on for the whole day on Friday (and the same will be true today) as I've got a heavy cold and don't want it to develop into something else. I'm also trying to be careful as we've got oil central heating and it's *soooo* expensive!
I'm not sure what to answer here... We get our heating piped in from a warm-water plant a couple of kilometers away, which burns (some of) our garbage to make the heat. The heating gets turned on for the entire area when the 24-hour-average temperature drops under a certain level. After that, we've got thermostats in the radiators to adjust temperature in the flat.
I'm not sure if it's been turned on yet. I think it's cold enough, but we have enough computers here that we haven't needed the radiators yet. Current indoor temperature here is +23°C, by the way. Which I know sounds very high to you English. We still use less energy for heating than you do, since our buildings are a lot better insulated (if we built like you do, we wouldn't survive winter).
The [expletive deleted] oil is almost four [expletive deleted] dollars a gallon, so the [expletive deleted] furnace isn't on yet, thank you very much.
Where do you live? Over here (Sweden), those who can't get remote heat have for the most part over the past decade changed from oil to wood pellets and/or geothermal.